Legacy Nights finale is Tuesday

Published 11:38 am Monday, October 9, 2023

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Since the second Tuesday of May, Winchester crowds have been entertained by the Legacy Nights Concert Series at Legacy Grove Park on W. Lexington Avenue.

On this upcoming Tuesday, Oct. 10, the second year of the series hopes to close out grandly.

The finale begins at 5:30 p.m.

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“This year has really taken the Series to a new level for us,” said Deborah Jackson, the executive director of Legacy Greenscapes. “Part of the mission of the park is to support the arts and the way that the arts bring the community together.”

The Legacy Nights Concert Series, which has taken place on the second Tuesday of each month this year, has featured various music talents, including Mojo Thunder, NVRMND, Driftwood Gypsy, Laid Back Country Picker and Ox-Eyed Daisies.

On Tuesday, the Almond Butter Band – described on their Facebook page as Cincinnati’s premier tribute to the Allman Brothers Band – will perform.

Through the season, the Legacy Nights Concert Series has benefitted from many sponsors, including the Winchester-Clark County Chamber of Commerce, Fayette Electrical Service, Pearl Interactive Network, Palmer Engineering, Boonesboro Trail Senior Living, MPG Architecture, CC’s Closet, Community Trust Bank, and Neely & Wade Insurance Agency.

Jackson expressed gratitude toward all.

“Having the sponsors we do, and the level of sponsorships allows us to get really good music on stage”, Jackson said. “Our sponsorships really allow us to take it to a whole new level.”

This year, the concert series also featured something different: many non-profit organizations came out in support and to advertise themselves.

“The non-profit community in Winchester is really kind of the backbone of this community, in my opinion”, she said. “I’ve worked here for quite a few years now, and I just see how much the non-profit community sustains Winchester.”

Non-profit organizations present throughout the spring, summer, and early fall have included Clark County Community Services, Leeds Center for the Arts, the Marco Shemwell Foundation, and more.

Certainly, but not least, food and drink will be present

While many vendors have been featured throughout the year, attendees on Tuesday can expect to find 757 Dawg Pound, Mac-a-Tude, Cookies & Cream, and Regeneration Distillery.

Yet that’s not all, as October brings about a costume contest.

“We’re inviting the community to come out!” Jackson added. “We’d love for people to come out, get dressed up, [and] start celebrating Halloween a little bit early.”

Different sponsors and the twenty-two vendors present will also be participating, and prizes are to be awarded.

“I know we’re going to have probably ten to fifteen prizes total to give away,” Jackson said. “If you wear your costume, you have a pretty good chance of getting a prize on Tuesday night.”

As this year’s series nears a close, Jackson adds that serving Clark County is well in mind.

“We just want to end it with a great party for the community,” she said.